Pair of Art Deco bookends of Sea Lions

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Pair of Art Deco bookends of Sea Lions

£595.00

Antiques Reference 2284

Art Deco bookends of Sealions by Frecourt

Description

Description

A pair of Art Deco white metal bookends showing figures of Sea lions. The Sea Lions are standing on Brazilian Portoro marble bases and are ready to hold your books in place. They are both signed Frecourt in the case. Beautiful and functional

History

Maurice Frecourt was born in Charenton in 1890. He was a pupil of Valton and Boucher and specialised in Animalier sculpture. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais from 1920.

Art Deco (1920-1930s) is a style of decorative arts which first emerged in France, characterised by its geometric style. Art Deco was the successor to Art Nouveau, and a key differentiator is the influence of cubism associated with iconic artists like Pablo Picasso. Deco influenced architectural design, such as the Chrysler Building in New York, furniture, jewellery, fashion, cars and even domestic objects such as vacuum cleaners. René Jules Lalique is considered one of the key influencers of the art deco movement. After a successful career making jewellery in the art nouveau style, he started to make press-moulded, glass vases in his factory in the Alsace region of France.

Date – c 1925

Condition  Excellent original condition

Dimensions – Approx 13 cm wide at base and 11 cm high including the base including the base

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